Letters from April 13 issue…
Seeing new faces
because of story
I just wanted to send you a ‘Big’ Thank You for the article you did on Cincy’s. We have seen a lot of new faces and had good response after the article came out. We really appreciate it. It could not have come at a better time for us. Good Luck with your paper, we are enjoying it!!!
Cincy’s Downtown, Greensboro
Citizens need to know about commission’s work
YES! Weekly is doing a good job of keeping the community informed as to what the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission is up to. It bothers me that the Greensboro Police Department and City Council want to ignore the past and hope it goes away. Public officials who don’t support the truth should find work outside of the government.
In GSO biking is dangerous
Great article this weak on the putrid state of the ‘Boro when it comes to biking. I almost got hit on my way home from work tonight, so it was especially timely. It pains me to read the words of the folks in charge, who really don’t seem to listen to what it takes for cities to go from ‘eh’ to awesome. I was in San Francisco last week, which should be a biker’s nightmare given the hills, but they totally set it up so you can ride.
Anyway, excellent article ‘— the stuff that needs to be covered and wasn’t before.
Political banter only adds noise
I know I’m a die-hard Republican but you were so much more fun to read when it was non-partisan :).
I learned after being at the highest rung of political power that making people smile will change the world a whole lot faster than just picking a side and adding to the noise.
Follow your passion, but only when it matches your gift. Where’s that Ogi Humor that made you famous?
Either way, still glad to see your noise.
To the Editor:
The article ‘“Right-to-work outfit stalls union’” (April 6) glossed over a couple key facts.
The author quotes a United Auto Workers (UAW) official as saying management ‘“probably shouldn’t have’” been in the room when union cards were being distributed during a ‘“captive audience’” speech aimed at corralling Thomas Built Buses workers into unwanted union affiliation.
However, a complaint issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) agrees with Foundation attorneys’ assertion that having Frieghtliner officials in the room when cards are being distributed amounts to unlawful assistance by the employer in forcing union affiliation on its workers.
There is no ‘“probably’” about it.
In fact, UAW officials only settled the case to avoid NLRB prosecution on this charge brought by Jeff Ward on behalf of over 1,100 employees at the High Point facility.
The article also fails to mention that the NLRB agreed with Ward that the coercive agreement (in which the union agreed, in advance, to be a weak, company union in exchange for company assistance in corralling new dues paying union members) must be voided company wide, saving countless thousands of Freightliner workers from similar wrongdoing.
Finally, your article labeled the Foundation as ‘“anti-union.’” However, the Right to Work principle ‘— the guiding concept of the Foundation ‘— affirms the right of every American worker to choose whether or not to join a union for his or herself.
The Foundation has no quarrel with anyone who believes in his or her union. If union membership and representation is of value to workers, they’ll sign up without being forced to do so. Like the original founders of the labor movement, the Foundation believes that employees ought to be able to control their unions, not the other way around. What’s ‘“anti-union’” about that?
Spokesman, National Right to Work Foundation, Springfield, Va.